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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

Picking a major is an exciting part of your college career! It is one of the first big decisions you make when getting to school. Some students know exactly what they will major in when applying to college whereas others want to explore a variety of departments before choosing.

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A Devil's Perspective. Kennede Lewin-Occenad '23

When I was a first year, I had a fear of resumes. I did not know how to do the formatting, what experiences to include, or how to describe my experiences.  I went the entire first semester of college ignoring that resumes existed because I was lost. However, one day I mustered up the courage to go to Drop-in Career Advising at the Career Center.

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A Devil's Perspective. Kira Ward '22

Duke is a breadbasket of opportunity and all it takes is a quick perusal of the class Facebook pages, DukeGroups, or really any bulletin board on campus to find countless experiences that bill themselves as transformative or life-changing.

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A Devil's Perspective. Raksha Doddabele '21.

Last year, I frantically emailed the Stanback Fellowship Program and a trusted professor to ask if I should accept a summer internship offer from Greenpeace or gamble on receiving offers from the marine science programs I had applied to.  

Their responses stated: we can’t make the decision for you. 

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

While attending the Fall Career Fair my junior year, I noticed myself gravitating toward all the employer booths in the retail industry. I decided after leaving the fair I wanted (and needed) to learn more about the industry–not only to prepare for future interviews with these employers but also to gain a more comprehensive view of the industry. 

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A Devil's Perspective. Martha Hagan '21

Serving as a Career Ambassador this last year has been both a fulfilling and enriching experience. As a Career Ambassador, I had the opportunity to receive support, training, and mentorship from Career Center advisers, help my peers with resumes and cover letters, and develop my speaking, writing, and career-development skills. For me, it was one of the best parts of Duke. 

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Audrey Fenske '09, Program Assistant, Duke Career Center
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One of the easiest ways to begin networking successfully is to develop and practice a 30-second elevator pitch to introduce yourself to employers.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
Frequently asked questions. Top 5.

1. What resources are available to start my internship or job search? 

You have quite a lot of options to use to assist you in your search. These are some good resources to help you get started: 

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
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Many industries have a wide-reaching variety of opportunities available, which sometimes makes it difficult to know what one can do with a degree or interest in that subject.

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